La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2021
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In the aftermath of a challenging harvest 2020 season, La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2021 emerges as a testament to resilience and artistry. Crafted by the skilled winemaker, Craig McAllister, this wine showcases the best of Sonoma County’s vineyards in a stunning blend of aromas and flavors.
In the glass, the wine presents a beautiful golden hue that hints at its lush and inviting character. On the nose, a symphony of lemon, pineapple, and nectarine notes dances gracefully, inviting you deeper into the experience. Subtle hints of brioche, spice, and oak lend a delicate complexity that adds intrigue to the aroma.
The first sip reveals a tapestry of flavors that unfold on the palate. Ripe pear, tangy tangerine, and succulent honeydew melon intertwine harmoniously, creating a refreshing and vibrant fruit medley. As the wine evolves, heady flavors of apple galette emerge, adding a vein of richness and depth.
La Crema’s 2021 Russian River Chardonnay boasts a fleshy and concentrated texture that coats the palate with a sense of luxury. The lively acidity balances the juiciness, keeping the wine bright and vibrant from the first sip to the lingering finish.
The artisan winemaking process at La Crema shines through in the wine’s impeccable structure. The fruit is treated with utmost care, gently pressed, and settled for 24 hours before fermentation in oak barrels. A thoughtful touch comes from the use of a house strain of malolactic bacteria in 15% of the lot, enhancing the wine’s complexity and texture. Lees stirring, combined with aging on lees for 9 to 10 months, further refines the wine’s character.
La Crema Russian River Chardonnay 2021 is a remarkable expression of the terroir and craftsmanship, inviting wine enthusiasts on a delightful journey of flavors. Savor this exquisite wine with grilled seafood, creamy pastas, or roasted poultry dishes to elevate your dining experience to new heights. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious explorer, this Chardonnay promises to captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression.